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Program - Automotive and Instrumentation Technologies

Automation and Instrumentation Technologies

The Automation and Instrumentation Technologies program prepares students for a broad range of careers in the industrial automation and process control sector of industry using industry-guided curriculum combined with practical hands-on labs.

First year studies focus on concepts and technologies that include, but are not limited to, basic electrical theory, motors and transformers, industrial controls and wiring, electrical print design and reading, industrial maintenance concepts (mechanical and electrical), applied physics and mathematics.

During the second year, students will gain experience using a variety of solutions including, but not limited to, industrial controls (electric, hydraulic, pneumatic), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), programmable automation controllers (PACs), process and instrumentation technologies, solid-state motor control technologies, automated conveying and material handling systems, inspection technologies, electronic operator interfaces (EOIs), motion control (servo and stepper controls), and automated manufacturing solutions.

Graduates of this program will be exposed to and have experience with a broad, yet industry-specific, range of technologies and processes that will ensure they are well-rounded technically and will have the foundational knowledge and versatile skill set necessary to continue to learn and succeed in industry today.

Industry endorsements earned

  • OSHA 10-General Industry
  • 50+ High Voltage Arc Flash
  • Residential Voltage Arc Flash
  • Rigging, Lifting and Cribbing
  • JSEA-Job Safety and Environmental Analysis
  • Adult First Aid with CPR
  • Forklift Class 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
  • Snap-On Torque Certification
  • ISA CST Associate Recognition
  • National Career Readiness Certificate

Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.  Click here for more details.